Network nodes

  • US 7,424,020 B2
  • Filed: 10/03/2002
  • Issued: 09/09/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/04/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for transmission of data via a communication network the method comprising:

  • receiving, at a network node connected with two or more terminals, a data stream from the communication network, wherein the data stream comprises useful data and protocol data;

    removing, at the network node, the protocol data of a portion of protocol layers from the received data stream; and

    switching the remaining data stream to be transmitted to one of the terminals,wherein the communication network is a bus system, andwherein only one IP address is allocated to the network node for each of the two or more terminals connected to the network node.

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